The Stork Awards in German Studies are made possible by a donation from Fred and Ruth Stork, and their children Michael and Marion, as loyal friends and supporters of the University of Waterloo, the Kitchener-Waterloo community, and the Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS).
These travel awards are given out annually to encourage student participation in a recognized institutional Canadian-organized German language or cultural studies program abroad.
There are three categories of Stork Awards, one of which caters to students studying German at UBC.
Stork Award in German Studies for Students at UBC
Award for students registered at Canadian universities other than the University of Waterloo. Awards, valued from $500 up to $1,500 per student, are presented annually to full-time undergraduate or graduate students registered within the first four years of their program at a Canadian university. Selection will be based on participation in a recognized institutional Canadian-organized German language or cultural studies program abroad (e.g., Waterloo in Germany, Ontario-Baden-Württemberg, Canadian Summer School in Kassel, FUBiS) and a one-page letter of intent. Interested students must submit an application by March 1. View the Stork Awards in German Studies Application. Students must confirm their registration and/or acceptance in the program before funds will be processed. Students must also declare if they are receiving other travel awards to subsidize their travel expenses. (In the past, this has not prevented students from receiving a Stork Award.) Recipients are required to submit a one-page report one month after their return from Germany.